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Republic Day tableau: NCB highlights message of ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat’

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New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) showcased its tableau at the Republic Day parade here for the first time, highlighting the message of “Nasha Mukt Bharat”.

The NCB tableau was accompanied by some of its personnel and two members of its canine squad as it rolled down the Kartavya Path.

The NCB, the nodal agency for drug law enforcement in India, comes under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

“As far as I know, a tableau from the NCB will be showcased for the first time in a Republic Day parade in Delhi. We are very excited and proud to be part of it.

“Our tableau has the message mounted on top, ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat’, and a group of people standing in front of it, wearing different costumes of India and holding their arms out, with a banner placed below bearing a line – ‘Together We Can Do It’,” NCB’s Deputy Director General Monika Batra had earlier said.

The group of people represented from diverse cultural backgrounds portrays that together “we can keep our country safe from the drug menace”, she said.

The front of the NCB float depicts in a fibre installation representing a symbolic gesture of “no” with hands crossed.

“The crossed hands show that we say ‘no to drugs’. Besides, the intelligence and technology that we use to detect drugs are also showcased,” a senior official said.

A total of 23 tableaux — 17 from states and Union territories, and six from various ministries and departments — depicting India’s vibrant cultural heritage, economic and social progress took part of the ceremonial parade.

Among the Union ministries and central government agencies, the Ministry of Home Affairs displayed two tableaux — one each by the NCB and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). PTI KND SMN SMN

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